Moneris Solutions President and CEO Jim Baumgartner Elected President of Electronic Transactions Association



    TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - Jim Baumgartner, President and CEO of Moneris
Solutions Corporation ("Moneris"), Canada's largest provider of debit and
credit payment services for merchants, has been elected President of the
Electronic Transactions Association (ETA).
    ETA is the international trade association serving the needs of
organizations offering payment processing products and services with over 500
member companies from seven different countries.
    Baumgartner's presidency - announced at the 2007 Electronic Transactions
Association Annual Meeting and Expo, held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada -
takes effect on July 1, 2007. He will be the ETA's 16th president since the
organization's inception in 1990.
    "Jim Baumgartner is an exceptional leader and someone who has always put
the needs and well being of ETA and its members first," said ETA Executive
Director, Carla Balakgie. "We are thrilled to have him as our new President."
    In 2005, Baumgartner was named ETA Member of the Year, an award presented
to a member who embodies the true spirit of ETA by demonstrating exemplary
leadership skills while contributing time, effort, and ideas that have
resulted in significant contributions to the success of the association.
    "I am honoured to serve as the next leader of this outstanding
organization," Baumgartner told the more than 3,000 payment professionals --
from CEOs to sales agents -- attending the ETA meeting this week.
    "As president of the ETA, I will seek to build upon the efforts of my
predecessors to listen, to respond to the needs of our membership and to
promote the growth and integrity of electronic payments."

    About Moneris Solutions

    As one of North America's largest providers of payment processing
solutions, Moneris offers credit, debit, wireless and online payment services
for merchants in virtually every industry segment and processes more than 2.3
billion transactions annually. Through its Ernex division, Moneris offers
electronic loyalty and stored-value gift card programs. With more than 350,000
merchant locations, Moneris provides the hardware, software and systems needed
to improve business efficiency and manage payments. For more information
please visit www.moneris.com.

    About Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)

    ETA is the international trade association serving the needs of
organizations offering transaction processing products/services. ETA has over
500 member companies from seven different countries. For more information
visit www.electran.org





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For further information: To arrange an interview with Jim Baumgartner,
please contact Heather McCulloch, Executive Assistant at (416) 734-1155

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